Jin Zhang has been a Portfolio Manager for Vontobel’s Quality Growth Boutique since 2016. He joined Vontobel Asset Management in November 2005 as a Senior Research Analyst. Since 2016, he has expanded his role to Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific Equity strategies. In addition to his portfolio management responsibilities, he continues to conduct research analysis on individual stocks which may be included in the firm’s other strategies, primarily focusing on the Consumer Staples and Financials sectors. Jin Zhang began his financial career in 2000 as an Equity Analyst at Lehman Brothers. Previously, he worked in the Finance Department of General Electric in China where he graduated from the Financial Management Program in 1998. He received a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Beijing University. Jin Zhang is a CFA® charterholder.
Mr. Brian Bandsma, Executive Director, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst Mr. Bandsma joined Vontobel Asset Management, Inc., in November 2002 as a senior research analyst. Mr. Bandsma focuses on researching companies in the Information Technology, Financial, Telecom Services and Consumer Discretionary sectors. In 2013, in addition to his research responsibilities he was promoted to deputy portfolio manager of the Vontobel Far East Equity Strategy and became the lead portfolio manager of the strategy in 2016 while also becoming deputy portfolio manager on the firm’s Emerging Markets Equity Strategy. In addition to his portfolio management duties, Mr. Bandsma continues to conduct research analysis on individual stocks which may be included in the firm’s other strategies. This is consistent with the investment team structure at Vontobel. Prior to joining Vontobel, Mr. Bandsma began his financial career in 1998 at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co where he was a senior associate and analyst until 2002. He received an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in finance from Grand Valley State University.